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Gold found in Leek and thought to be the oldest ever unearthed in England, dating back more than 2,250 years, was ruled as treasure at an inquest today (Feb 28).

Four torcs – including three necklaces and a bracelet weighing more than 350 grams in gold – were found by metal detectorists Mark Hambleton and Joe Kania.

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A hoard of coins found in a field in Barlaston has been ruled as treasure, a coroner has found.

Stephen Squire, 49, from Barlaston, told North Staffordshire Coroner’s Court he had been metal detecting in 2015 and found a handful of coins.

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An inquest has heard that a Stoke-on-Trent woman committed suicide by taking prescription drugs after years of problems with depression.

A post-mortem examination and toxicology report on Susan Bryan, aged 39, of Baddeley Green, showed that she had taken the drugs hours before her death.

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